After a successful premiere at De Bijloke in Gent last fall and after a long covid imposed break, HYOID and Myriam Van Imschoot return to the stage with ‘newpolyphonies’ in De Singel in Antwerp and Kaaitheater in Brussels! Later this summer they will also perform an adapted version of the piece at the renown summer festival in Darmstadt, Germany.
manyfold, meditative, monstrous, machinic, messianic, mimetic, mesmerizing, minuscule, mighty, methodical, momentary, mystical.
Inspired by insects, climate marches and airplane traffic coming to a halt, the leitmotif in this concert/performance is not the loud collective chant, but the experience that each individual – like a link in a chain – can set a vortex of sounds in motion. In newpolyphonies, four singers of HYOID join forces with 15 performers in a curious high mass about little differences with big impact.
Photo: Beata Szparagowska
concept & direction Myriam Van Imschoot | co-creation and performance HYOID voices: Fabienne Seveillac, Andreas Halling, Els Mondelaers, Gunther Vandeven | performance 15 local performers | sound design and electronic concept Fabrice Moinet | sound engineer Wannes Gonissen | electronics assistant Matthieu Virot | light design Lucas Van Haesbroeck | advice lay-out and costume design Nadine Van Imschoot, Filip Eyckmans | producer Hiros | delegated producer La Muse en Circuit | co-production Muziekcentrum De Bijloke, Kunstenwerkplaats, Kunstencentrum BUDA (Kortrijk) | in collaboration with Walpurgis | supported by the Flemish Government, Vlaamse Gemeenschapscommissie | internship Sophia Bauer | thanks to Emmanuel Desmyter, Jean-Manuel Candenot, all participants who joined us during the rehearsals, Marcus Bergner, Björn Schmelzer’s seminars, Ismail Fayed and the lab of radical polyphony with the support of Sarma, Myriam Pruvot, the performers of What Nature Says, Bahae Eddin Rouas, GC De Kriekelaar